A double chin can be a significant source of self-consciousness as it can make you appear heavier or older than you are. Excess fat in the neck can be next to impossible to resolve with diet and exercise. As we age, cellular changes cause metabolism and collagen production to decline, paving the way for pockets of fat and less youthful contours. Neck liposuction is an effective and permanent solution to excess fat in the neck, offering patients a sculpted appearance and a more defined chin and jawline. The board-certified surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offer some of the best neck liposuction Houston has to offer to help you take pounds and years off your appearance.
Liposuction effectively suctions out excess fat resistant to diet and exercise. Because the body cannot replace the fat cells removed during liposuction, the fat reduction is permanent. Liposuction from an experienced provider can produce smooth, natural-looking contours in various areas of the body.
Neck liposuction offers an overall slimmer and youthful appearance. By permanently reducing excess fat in the neck, you’ll treat the stubborn fat pockets and sagging skin that contribute to a double chin and a lack of definition through the neck and jawline. As liposuction removes visual weight from your neck, your face will also appear more youthful as the upper portion regains emphasis for a lifting effect. Following your Houston neck liposuction, you’ll feel enhanced confidence and youthfulness, allowing you to live a fuller and more enjoyable life.
The best candidates for neck liposuction have neck fat that they have been unsuccessful at resolving through other methods. To achieve the best and longest-lasting results, you should be at or near your ideal weight. Patients with good elasticity and some muscle tone achieve the best results. You should also be in good general health, with no underlying conditions that may prevent you from undergoing surgery safely.
Your neck liposuction is minimally invasive and requires only local anesthesia, so you won’t have to worry about feeling sick after your procedure.
Your surgeon will inject the targeted fat with a tumescent solution to reduce discomfort during your surgery and minimize bruising afterward. Your surgeon will then make tiny incisions on the underside of the chin and behind each earlobe through which they will insert a very small cannula. Carefully moving the tool back and forth, your surgeon will break up the targeted fat, sculpting more defined and attractive contours. Lastly, your surgeon will meticulously close your incisions to prevent visible scarring, leaving behind results that look beautifully natural.
Recovery following neck liposuction is exceptionally minimal compared to most surgical procedures, with most patients returning to work or other daily activities within 24 hours of their treatment. Discomfort following neck liposuction is also minimal, requiring only over-the-counter pain medication if any. You may experience some swelling, but this mild side effect should be minor and will resolve within three days of your procedure. For two days after surgery, you will need to keep a compression garment applied to your neck for optimal results.
You will realize your full neck liposuction results within just one week of your treatment. With the permanent removal of excess neck fat, you can expect your youthfully sculpted results to be long-lasting. However, while your contours will remain permanently improved, the remaining fat cells will continue to change with weight change. Therefore, you can best maintain your results with a healthy and active lifestyle.
If you are ready to realize enhanced confidence and youthfulness with neck liposuction in Houston, please contact The Clinic for Plastic Surgery so we can assist you with scheduling your consultation with one of our renowned Houston plastic surgeons. We look forward to hearing from you!
For two weeks before any surgical procedure, you should avoid any substances that may thin your blood and increase bleeding, including certain medications, supplements, and smoking.
Since liposuction reduces the volume of fat within the neck, patients who have a large amount of fat removed or poor skin elasticity may experience some sagging after treatment. However, your surgeon will discuss this with you during your consultation as well as options to prevent or treat this condition, should it occur.
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